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The understated glamour of the Art Deco period has never been more popular in interiors and, perhaps because the look was so ahead of its time when it began, it just hasn’t dated. Increasingly, people are adding Art Deco touches to their modern, as well as period homes, and let us tell you, it looks good! Really good!
Noticing this trend, Intrim have been smart enough to start 2020 by adding new Modern Art Deco profiles to their timber mouldings range, with the power to transform even the most blank of canvases. Recently, celebrity PR agent Roxy Jacenko chose to use this profile in her renovations, to great effect.
Intrim’s Candace Brigden says Art Deco has enduring appeal because it exudes glamour and class without being over the top. “Its traditional use of rich colours, daring geometric patterns and features, as well as intricate details and finesse, mean it can work with many personal tastes and blend well with other styles. It’s both elegant and bold, intricate and striking and always an impressive display of artistry and design.”
Many homes can use elements of Art Deco, according to Candace. “If your home is modern, you can draw from the clean lines and large spaces on skirting for a modern, edgy appeal. Edwardian homes suit the period particularly well, and we are even seeing Art Deco inspired skirting appear in more relaxed, coastal Hamptons homes.”
We are big believers that architectural mouldings can make a huge difference to your home. The devil’s in the detail, as they say! There’s a plain blank canvas and then there’s a beautifully finished, consistently detailed blank canvas. We know which we prefer!
So, how can you incorporate them in your home? It could be as simple as just replacing your skirting and architraves or you might want to go the whole hog and install wall panelling, as shown above.
“Timber mouldings add a depth of character to an interior you cannot replicate in any other way,” Candace adds. “They create a personality for the home and add a level of luxury. Wall panelling, for instance, can be applied differently according to the style looking to be achieved without taking up valuable floor space (which is particularly important in smaller homes).”